Although every member of any fire department will risk all to save another fellow human being, and hone their skills regularly to accomplish that, they must also train to take care of themselves too! Lyndon firefighters, like many others across the country, use drills like ones seen here to improve their chances of survival in adverse situations.
The Pittsburgh Drill was developed to “force train” firefighter rapid intervention teams (RIT) to work as a team. If any one of the team members that have entered the obstacle course fail to give anything but 100% the entire team will fail the drill. The obstacle course is 50 ft in length with 3 obstacles to encounter. Under, Over and Through obstacles make up the course.
The Denver Drill is a confined space rescue based on lessons learned from the Line of Duty Death of Mark Langvardt of the Denver Fire Department. The lessons learned apply to more than just the specific rescue Denver Fire was faced with.
The Pittsburgh and Denver drills are examples of what we do to help improve our skills to help ourselves so we can continue to help you!
Pictures of these recent drills at Lyndon can been see in the department’s website gallery by clicking here.